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The Fellowship Program - Houston, TX


In his ongoing commitment to the specialty and to improving quality patient care, Dr. Kridel is a Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship Program.

The AAFPRS Fellowship Program is considered the best post-graduate program in the world for training facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and is widely respected by the medical community at large. Through this program, surgeons refine their surgical techniques and develop new skills and specialized knowledge in facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Kridel’s Fellowship Program is one of just 49 sanctioned programs across the United States and Canada and one of only two programs in Texas. Based on his reputation for superior surgical skills and innovative techniques, a fellowship with Dr. Kridel is one of the most sought after by the best and the brightest physicians that have graduated at the top of their respective medical training programs. He receives over 25 applicants each year from around the country just for the one position.

Dr. Kridel’s Fellows include:

Fred Aguilar M.D., Kenneth Buchwach M.D., Ed Szachowicz , M.D., Kevin Shumrick M.D., Richard Price M.D., Larry Marcus M.D., J. Raymond Konoir M.D., J.D. Gonzales M.D., Fred Bressler M.D., Bernard Pacella M.D., Hossam Feda M.D., Bruce Scott M.D., Suzanne Yee M.D., Kevin Lunde M.D., Leonard Covello M.D., Paul Evangelisti M.D., Paul Kelly M.D., Ali Rezaee M.D., Kevin Cavanaugh M.D., Edward Liu M.D., Michel Siegel M.D., Lee Klausner M.D., Peyman Soliemanzadeh M.D., Robert Chiu M.D., Edward Kwak M.D., Dominic Castellano M.D., Matthew Bridges M.D., Anand Patel M.D., Samir Undavia M.D., Angela Sturm M.D., David Burstein M.D. and Eric Yavrouian M.D..

Dr. Kridel and the Fellows have performed a tremendous service to the specialty through the development and dissemination of new procedures, improvement of patient care and the refinement of surgical techniques in facial plastic surgery.

Current Fellow

2014-2015 FPSA Fellow
Christian Conderman, M.D.

Our fellow for 2014-2015, Dr. Christian Conderman, completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in 2014 at University of California-Irvine Medical Center prior to joining Dr. Kridel for facial plastic surgery fellowship training. He received is Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2009.

Dr. Conderman has already co-authored several scientific publications and book chapters on nasal surgery, including a Laryngoscope medical journal article on the mechanical analysis of cartilage graft reinforced with PDS plate. Dr. Kridel has also invited Dr. Conderman to co-author a scientific publication on the subject of lateral crural steal technique in Rhinoplasty during his fellowship year.

Raised in Germany, Dr. Conderman is fluent in both German and Spanish. He enjoys travelling and following soccer and tennis. Be careful on the courts, Dr. Conderman was once ranked in the top 100 under 18 juniors.

Dr. Russell Kridel's Commitment

Dr. Kridel discusses his commitment to teaching and the prestigious Fellowship Program